3.14.19-ti-r27 on bone-debian-7.6-console-armhf-2014-09-04

Hello all!

I’m trying to get the kernel 3.14 working on my BBB rev. A6A to get around issues with mmc2 which triggers a kernel bug in 3.8 (like this old pastebin http://pastebin.com/jje1NmUv - I hope it’ll work with the newer kernel, seems the mmc-stuff has a lot of changes over 3.8).
While the original debian image (bone-debian-7.6-console-armhf-2014-09-04) works as expected with 3.8.13-bone64, the updated kernel (tested 3.14.19-ti-r23, 3.14.19-ti-r27) just gets to the U-Boot message “Starting kernel …”.

Any hints?

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Jakob Bysewski

Can you please pastebin.com your full boot message..

With: "bone-debian-7.6-console-armhf-2014-09-04" it should be as easy as:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.14.19-ti-r27

sudo reboot


sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.14.19-ti-r27
That’s exactly what I did - here is the log (it’s only U-Boot) 3.14.19-ti-r27 on bone-debian-7.6-console-armhf-2014-09-04 - Pastebin.com
I also tried the older versions (r22, r23) as well which were refered to in another thread.

Yuck!! Your dealing with and old bootloader in the eMMC, the dtb is
too big, so it's overlapping with the kernel in memory..


sudo mv /bbb-uEnv.txt /uEnv.txt


Thanks a ton! It works now!
1) I had no bbb-uEnv.txt on the flashed sdcard
2) could not get it working with bbb-uEnv.txt from setup_sdcard.sh
3) but I then thought, meh, let’s just update the eMMC with the BBB-eMMC-flasher-debian-7.6-console-armhf-2014-09-04-2gb

Now I can boot successfully to 3.14.19 from eMMC and from sdcard.